Effects and Benefits of age-appropriate assistance systems - practical procedural models, evaluation methods and tools

Currently very little scientific research has been done on the benefits and effects of newly-developed age-appropriate assistance systems (e.g. of independence and quality of prevention). There is a general lack of experience, procedures and instruments for preparation, implementation and assessment of evaluation activities, with which the benefits of new approaches to human-technology interaction for the support of people in need of care can be evaluated.

The aim of this project is therefore to provide researchers in the area of human-technology interaction with a procedural model and simple easy-to-use instruments to make possible a stronger focus on relevant research projects with proven benefits for those affected and a stronger basis of evidence. Research and Development projects in the field of "Ambient Assisted Living" are thus provided with a methodical basis.

Project partners

Furtwangen University (Project management)
Research Centre for Informatics Karlsruhe(FZI)

15 months, 2013 - 2014

The project was funded by the Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the "People-Technology-Interaction in Demograph Transition“ project.


Prof. Dr. Ing. Christophe Kunze
Professor of Assistive Technologies, Faculty of Health, Safety, Society
Director - Institute for Human and Technology Interaction (IMTT)
Contact - Centre for Applied Research Ambient Assisted Living (ZAFH AAL)
Tel: 07723 920-2583
Furtwangen Campus, Room O 0.04